Posts Tagged ‘philosophy club’

Philosophy Club Topics

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Until very recently, the topic for the bi-weekly philosophy club meeting would be chosen on the basis of student preference. Usually, it was one of the tangents we’d briefly explore during the previous meeting’s conversation, but recently we came across an alternative method. Every time we stumble upon a topic that interests us, we write it down in a small piece of paper and save it in a jar. The idea is, at the beginning of every meeting, to randomly pull out a piece of paper and let that be the topic of the day. The first day we implement this method will be this upcoming Tuesday, so stay tuned for updates on that! 

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Spring Budget Request

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

As president of the philosophy club, I recently had to fill in the spring budget request. Although I will be graduating this December, every club has to submit their form several months in advance, so I filled out a google doc detailing the activities Philosophy club would like to carry out next semester beyond regular meetings and explaining why these activities would benefit the community, and an excel sheet detailing the expenses. I proposed a philosophy movie night with budget for food and beverages, and a field trip to a nearby lake to discuss David Thoreau’s  book “Walden”, which requires budget for transportation. Albeit slightly tedious (as all bureaucracy is), it is very cool that the university bestows money on the student body to organize student-senate-approved events! 

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Philosophy Club Meeting

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

On Tuesday we had a Philosophy Club meeting. We talked about Mind-body dualism in the 21st Century. I was surprised to see that 2 Freshmen (neither of which had been in the club before) showed up for the meeting! It is always refreshing to have new members in the club, and both seemed quite eager to engage in the conversation. As always, conversation flowed freely, and the subtopics we covered ranged from Hume’s induction problem and Plato’s idealism to modern neuropsychological discoveries and their implications. In all, it was a very fun, enjoyable conversation! 

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First Philosophy Club Meeting

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Yesterday October 9th, Philosophy Club hosted its first meeting of the year!  We started up the semester with the broadest theme possible: life and death. “Is it ‘the fear of dying [or] the desire to live that keeps the fool attached to his body’?”

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Philosophical Events

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Yesterday, the Philosophy department organized a get-together. It was an informal gathering simply geared towards mingling with the faculty and having an excuse to engage in casual conversation about philosophical topics. We bandied possible movies to watch during the semester, discussed last week’s lecture on reparative justice, and chatted about the experience of being a professional philosopher. It is quite a nice life: you get paid to think about the things which interest you. In truth, how could any job be better than that?

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